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The Rubettes - Alan Williams Entertainments Ltd v Clarke

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The Rubettes. (2022, July 18). In Wikipedia . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The _Rubette s Licence CC BY 3.0 Jane Lambert Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Ms Pat Treacy) Alan Williams Entertainments Ltd. and another v Clarke and others [1922] EWHC 1798 (IPEC) (13 Jully 2022) This was a dispute between former members of a rock group known as The Rubettes .  The   claimants were Alan Williams Entertainments Ltd. and one Alan Williams.  The company was owned by Mr Williams and his wife.  Mick Clarke and John Richardson, the first and second defendants, had performed with Mr Willians in the original band.   The third defendant, Steve Etherington. had joined the band later. The claimants claimed that the company (or alternatively the company and Mr Williams) owned the goodwill in the names "The Rubettes" or "The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams" ("the Rubettes' Names") in relation to live music events, merchandising, music sales and associated goods

Patents - Alcon Eye Care UK v AMO Development, LLC

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  Jane Lambert Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Intellectual Property, Patents Court (Mr Justice Mellor)  Alcon Eye Care UK v AMO Development, LLC   [2022] EWHC 955 (Pat) (26 April 2022) This was a claim by Alcon Eye Care UK Limited and Alcon Inc ("Alcon") for the revocation of European patent (UK) 1 835 861 B2  ("EP861") for “Apparatus for Patterned Plasma-mediated Laser Trephination of the Lens Capsule” and European Patent (UK) 2 548 528 B1 ("EP528"), entitled “Apparatus for Patterned Plasma-mediated Laser Trephination of the Lens Capsule and Three-dimensional Phaco-Segmentation”. The owner of those patents, AMO Development LLC ("AMO"). AMO counterclaimed for infringement of its patents by LenSx laser surgery system.  It was common ground that if the patents were valid they would have been infringed by that system.  The action and counterclaim came on for trial before Mr Justice Mellor between 26 Oct and 5 Nov 2021.  His lord

Copyright - Pasternak v Prescott

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  Jane Lambert Business and Property Courts, Intellectual Property List (Mr Justice Edward Johnson)  Pasternak v Prescott   [2022] EWHC 2695 (Ch) This was a claim for copyright infringement and a counterclaim for a declaration of non-infringement. The claimant was Anna Pasternak . author of   Lara: The Untold Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago  (" Lara" )    She   complained that the defendant,  Lara Prescott , had reproduced part of the selection, structure and arrangement of facts and incidents from 7 out of 12 chapters of her book in The Secrets We Kept ("TSWK") .  Ms Paasternak also alleged that Ms Prescott had reproduced a substantial part of a translation of part of  Légendes de la Rue Potapov in which Ms Pasternak had acquired copyright without Ms Pasternak's consent.  The action and counterclaim came on for trial before Mr Justice Edwin Johnson between 8 and 19 July 2022.  The learned judge delivered judgment on 25 Oct 2022 (see  Pasternak v Prescot t

New Costs Rules for IPEC

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Rolls Building Author  Boggling2019   Licence  CC BY-SA 4.0   Source  Wikimedia Commins Jane Lambert On 1 Oct 2010, the Patents County Court was overhauled by a new set of rules and practice directions which I discussed in New Patents County Court Rules   on 31 Oct 2010.  One of the main planks of the new rules was that the costs that could be recovered in an action before that court were to be limited to £50,000 for the trial and £25,000 for an account of profits and an inquiry.  The costs for steps in the litigation were also capped by a scale that I mentioned in my article. The Patents County Court was abolished by the Courts and Crime Act 2013 and replaced by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") (see Jane Lambert  What does the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court mean for Litigants in the North West?   12 Oct 2013 IP Northwest ). The new court inherited the rules and practices of the Patents County Court including the overall and scale costs caps which